Ben and Terry,
Terry originally wrote:
> > OK, one more time... (traffic has been so sparse lately ;-)
> > It appears (to me) that there is enough interest to revive the
> > Web Ada group, although perhaps with a slightly modified or
> > expanded purpose.
> > It's been suggested by several that the ACM SIGAda mailing list
> > is a good basis for a discussion group perhaps later to become a
> > chartered working group. I think this is a good compromise
> > because some (like me) don't read comp.lang.ada regularly and
> > others don't like commercial groups such as Yahoo Groups.
> > I propose that the Web Ada mailing list be revived to discuss
> > the purpose of such a group and whether there is enough
> > interest to begin a working group.
> > Currie Colket has suggested that ACM would prefer a name of
> > the form SIGAda-Web rather than web_ada and I'm happy to go
> > along with that. However, the scope of this group may be
> > broader than just the Web. So, the purpose of my email here
> > is to solicit the opinion of those who would be interested
> > in joining such a group to suggest names for the mailing list,
> > and perhaps ultimately a working group.
> > Ideas?
> > 1) SIGAda-Web
> > 2) SIGAda-Internet
> > 3) SIGAda-Net
> > 4) SIGAda-other?
> > Thanks for your input.
> > --Terry Westley, [log in to unmask]
> Assuming that the Web Working Group is organized under SIGAda (which has a
> number of advantages) I suggest the name "WebWG" for consistency with the
> other SIGAda Working Groups -- NumWG, PIWG, CAUWG, etc. There is an
> implicit "use clause" (I guess the fully qualified name would be
> But a point of clarification... is the intent of the WG to include
> discussion of Ada /Java issues? If so, then "WebWG" is a misnomer since a
> lot of items in the Ada / Java area have nothing to do with the Web.
> -Ben Brosgol
I agree with Ben that the name "WebWG" is a good working group name
(with the email discussion list being "SIGAda-Web"). I'm not sure
what Terry's original focus was, but I think that if the focus is
really using Ada for web-based stuff, which will ultimately pull in
other web-related technologies, then "WebWG" is a good name. As Ben
indicated, if discussion of the issues go beyond the web-based stuff,
then perhaps another WG might need to be started -- or perhaps another
ACM SIG: SIGJava?